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Sep 14, 2008
 
DinosaurDisciple

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Sep 14, 2008
 
Hmm, this is an interesting one. Smilodon has very specialized teeth, probably not good for fighting unless they can pin the opponent and use them on the jugular. Deinonychus is more agile, and has weapons (claws, tallons, and teeth0 readily at its disposal at all times.
I vote for Deinonychus.

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#3
Sep 15, 2008
 
Deinonychus, it was more agile and was facing a quadrruped, which gives it an advantage.

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Sep 15, 2008
 
I'm going to go with Smilodon on this one. Deinonychus would have the agility advantage, but at that kind of weight disadvantage against a big cat, I think Deinonychus would end up slammed into the ground in mid-leap.

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Sep 16, 2008
 
But smilodon wasn't very jumpy, and the deinonychus wouldn't just jump straight at the smilodon. It would first try to make its way round the animal, and I have said, it was facing a quadruped. Also, deinonychus, being a pack animal, would have more stamina than the smilodon, as it hunted moe dangerous prey.

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Sep 17, 2008
 
Dangerous as Deinonychus's prey was, it was often not very intelligent. It usually was able to get into position as a pack because the prey animal in question was busy dealing with another one, and then from there they overwhelmed it. Despite being a quadruped, Smilodon wasn't exactly slow moving, and as strongly built as it was, Deinonychus would've reeled if Smilodon was able to get a swipe at it. Though, yeah, it's not a bet I'd put too much on.

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Sep 18, 2008
 
I agree that the reptile's prey might not have been very intelligent, but machrauchenia wasn't near-einstein either. However, intelligence does not play a part when you are being ambushed - if humans were to find themselves in the same predicament, we would survive with less than what tenontosaurus would have had remaining. Deinonychus would have definitely been in pain if hit by a swipe, but not enough to permanantly cripple it. If the reptile got a swipe, though, smilodon would be suffering from severe blood loss (have you seen how sharp those claws are?!). I have never suggested that smilodon was slow moving, but just saying that in comparison to deinonychus, most things were.
Nevertheless, I predict that it would have been a close fight deinonychus's way.

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Sep 18, 2008
 
True, but keep in mind that Smilodon wouldn't particuarly have to cripple it in one move. It would simply need to present some stopping power to gain the advantage, of which it would have plenty against something so lightly built. If Deinonychus was ambushing it, than okay, I'd certainly bet on Deinonychus. That's where Deinonychus's particular advantages are best. On a relatively level playing feild though, I'd bet on Smilodon.

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Sep 19, 2008
 
It would probably never be a level playing field, as quadrupeds have a much narrower field of ennvironments in which they can be effctive. Deinonychus, and other bipeds, can fight to their full extent almost anywhere, amd there fore has the environment advantage. Also, their is the size factor. Smilodon may have been larger, but it was also less agile or speedy. Deinonychus wasn't a small competitor either; it was 3 metres long, and DON'T tell me about how most of its length was comprised of tail.
Oh, and I've researched smilodon's physiology, and found that if it charged at deinonychus, which it probably would, and the reptile jumped in an effort to dodge the attack, it would be safe, as Smilodon couldn't reach that high (approximately 2 metres) without first thinking of what is was doing. I mean, the cat can't possibly rear up in a portion of a second, let alone take a swipe at the leaping "lizard". Its joints and spine can't withstand the strain from rearing up while running at full speed, let alone having to do it without warning.

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Sep 21, 2008
 
My point is more about build than size. Smilodon could reach a maximum just over 800 lbs., if my information is correct. That's a lot of power to contend with. Not only is Deinonychus not even near that powerful, it's bone stucture is frail by comparison. I'll concede that if Deinonychus jumped high enough, Smilodon couldn't catch it. Then you just end up with the same problem. Deinonychus may take a quick leap at Smilodon after that, but it will almost be around by the time it does. Because I understand where you're coming from, I propose that Deinonychus leaps at Smilodon's flank and buries a foot claw into it's side as Smilodon pivots around and gets a hold of it.

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#11
Sep 21, 2008
 
What if the deinonychus jumped onto its back? then the Smilodon wouldn't be able to get it off very easily, and deinonychus's experience in hunting larger dinosaurs would allow it to hold on and keep biting, if the cat starts thrashing.
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Sep 22, 2008
 
Yeah Sakib.

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Sep 22, 2008
 
See 'Jurassic Fight Club' post.

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Sep 22, 2008
 
It's still a tough thing to do to something that isn't too distracted to deal with it, let alone something that makes the same living as a predator.
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Jan 20, 2009
 
I would go with smilodon. started a dino battle post with this battle as one of the fights but know one seemed to write.
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#16
Mar 8, 2009
 
Smilodon would have won in my opinion...
it would have to wrestle and overpower the more lightly built reptile,and i think it would be very
able to do so as Smilodon was much stronger than modern cats, and while the raptor would probably try to use its deadly "sickle-claw" against the enemy , the cat being very agile would easily avoid the dinosaur's attacks and then kill biting the jugular. Smilodon 8/10
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#17
Mar 8, 2009
 
whatever happened to brisio?I liked that guy...
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Mar 9, 2010
 
Deinonychus would win! Any Dromaeosaur would kick a Sabertooth's ass off!

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#19
Nov 6, 2012
 
Which Smilodon?

If S. gracilis then Deinonychus wins 55/45.
If S. fatalis then Smilodon wins 60/40.
If S. populator then Smilodon wins 80/20

That's what the Flying Spaghetti Moster told me: http://media.nowpublic.net/images//5e/f/5eff2...
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Dec 19, 2012
 
Little known fact: Deinonychus had a bite as strong as an alligator. If the Deinonychus could get past Smilodon's defense, it could really inflict some damage. However, against a 1000-pound cat with powerful forelimbs and jaws, that might not be enough. It would be a long fight, but I have to give it to Smilodon.

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